World War II Honor Roll

Paul Eugene Huffer

1st Sgt USMC

Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: February 9, 1944 Killed in an accident near New Guinea
Buried at: Unknown

The News, March 9, 1944
FIRST SERGT. PAUL EUGENE HUFFER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Huffer, of Brunswick, was killed in an accident in the South Pacific area on February 9, according to a telegram received this by his mother from the U. S. Marine Corps.
The telegram confirmed a similar message received by Sergt. Huffer's wife, who resides in Washington. Mrs. Paul Huffer later wrote to Sergt. Huffer's mother that she understood the Marine had died in an Army hospital at 9:45 p.m. February 9 of a gunshot wound on an island near New Guinea. No other details were supplied.
Sergt. Huffer would have been 27 years of age on Wednesday. He had served seven years in the Marine Corps, and participated in the Guadalcanal offensive against the Japanese. He had not visited his home in Brunswick since Christmas, 1941.
Well known in Brunswick, he learned the barber trade under Walter C. Ambrose, East Potomac street before entering the service. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. George Gletner, Marvin and Ivan Huffer, all of Brunswick; Mrs. D. Woodrow Younkins, Yarrowsburg, Washington county; Lorraine, stationed at Bouford S. C., who was expected home on furlough today, and Hayes Huffer, of Trinidad, South America